TENSION prevailed in Saharanpur Thursday as a Class XI girl was allegedly kidnapped outside her school, leading to violent protests by locals.
The girl was allegedly abducted while she was on way to her school with her younger sister. The sisters had just alighted from their auto-rickshaw outside the school at around 7 am when the girl was allegedly kidnapped. Her sister claimed that the girl was forced into a car by some men, who then sped away.
As the sister returned home and informed her family, locals began a protest by trying to block entry to the school. Police were called in, who used mild force to remove them. The protesters later blocked the Delhi highway, where some of them ransacked a UPSRTC bus.
“Police removed the protesters soon after and all roads were reopened,” Circle Officer Abdul Qadir said.
“An FIR has been lodged at Sadar Bazar police station. The family had first alleged that she could have been kidnapped by a youth, a former friend with whom she had a quarrel a few days ago,” he added.
The police went on to trace the boy, but he was not found involved. “The girl had also spoken to some other people over the last few days. We are trying to trace them. Preliminary investigation indicates that she could be with someone she had been talking to over phone. We will recover her soon,” said Qadir.